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A part of T. Padilla Extension
by Aven Piramide - December 12, 2019 - 12:00am
When someone visits Cebu City, and he comes through the port area, there is a road called T. Padilla Extension which can present to the visitor, as it does to us, an interesting study to understand how power reposited...
Kudos to Mayor Chan
by Aven Piramide - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
I received, the other day, a virtual rebuke over the telephone from a lady over a column I wrote recently.
The President is unfair
by Aven Piramide - December 5, 2019 - 12:00am
I was drafting the Health and Sanitation Code of the City of Bogo, Cebu, the other night when, as part of a virtual multi-tasking, I kept changing television channels in search of updated news more on the South East...
Mahiga River banks show comparative leadership
by Aven Piramide - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
In my article last Thursday, I promised to refrain from making suggestions, in this column, to our local chief executive, the only mayor we have.
No more suggestions
by Aven Piramide - November 28, 2019 - 12:00am
A message was carried in the column of a distinguished writer last Sunday.
Brusco, Bossko, Brightko
by Aven Piramide - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
In the primitive times, rulership was assumed by men who were physically strong.
Connecting garbage dots
by Aven Piramide - November 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Children are taught to connect dots to complete certain images. Teachers (more than parents, most of the time) apply patience and understanding in guiding their wards to the dots to connect in order to achieve desired...
Rama was right and more
by Aven Piramide - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
A news report proved Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama correct in his actions. I refer to the news that the two top officials of the Cebu City Sinulog Governing Board, namely Barney Borja and Kenneth Cobonpue declared...
Rice tariffication: From rice fields to malls
by Aven Piramide - November 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Two of the achievements of man that continue to fascinate me are the conquest by Sir Edmund Hillary of Mt. Everest in 1953 and the moon landing of Neil Armstrong 16 years later.
Stealing the “inasal” market from Carcar
by Aven Piramide - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
I used to read the thrillers of Robert Ludlum and Frederick Forsyth.
The sanctuary concept again
by Aven Piramide - November 7, 2019 - 12:00am
We are told that in the Second World War residents of London hid in their underground bunkers when German V-1 and later V-2, rockets rained.
The czarina who has not become
by Aven Piramide - October 31, 2019 - 12:00am
The music tele-radio show I happened to switch to somehow soothed my kind of angst. Perry Como and Jerry Vale calmed my nerves.
3 is not just a number
by Aven Piramide - October 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, who must concede that the endorsement, push and support of President Duterte were a huge factor in his victory in the 2019 polls, is not like his benefactor. To me, they are two contrasting...
A Rama clarification
by Aven Piramide - October 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Recently, Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama delivered a privilege speech in our Sanggunian Panlungsod on social justice in relation to the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to clear the roads of obstructions....
Encore on traffic
by Aven Piramide - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The immediate surroundings of the Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Taj Mahal in India are incredible examples of near perfect planning.
If leaders want to solve traffic woes
by Aven Piramide - October 10, 2019 - 12:00am
My high school science teacher said in order to solve a problem, the first step is to know what the problem is. Her instruction has served as my guide in approaching challenging situations up to now.
Can we deceive the president?
by Aven Piramide - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the most ambitious programs President Rodrigo Duterte announced in his July 2019 State of the Nation Address was unprecedented.
VM Rama on the clearing of roads
by Aven Piramide - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am
I will yield this space to the privilege speech delivered by Vice Mayor in the Sanggunian session last Tuesday:
Three million trees – wow!
by Aven Piramide - September 26, 2019 - 12:00am
I should be amongst the happy persons to read the news report about the program of Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella to plant three million trees.
Land swap? For whose benefit?
by Aven Piramide - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
There are times when public issues are so thrust upon us that we have to take sides and as a result, tear our hearts. In some instances, such issues appear to be innocuous and without controversy.
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